Edna Morris celebrates her 101st birthday at Ravenswood

Murray-Wellington MLA Robyn Clarke, Trish Briggs, Joan Parrott, David Burt, Edna Morris and Elaine Blakiston help light the birthday cake.
Murray-Wellington MLA Robyn Clarke, Trish Briggs, Joan Parrott, David Burt, Edna Morris and Elaine Blakiston help light the birthday cake.

A LOVE of food, plenty of tennis, not being critical and agreeing with everyone – whether you actually do or not – is Edna Morris’s recipe for a long life.

The Settlers Village resident celebrated her 101st birthday last weekend.

The sprightly and talkative centenarian and her late twin brother Alan were born in Birmingham during the First World War in 1917.

Her family emigrated to Australia in 1921 and settled in Victoria.

Edna married her husband George in 1941 and they had two children Alan and Lyn.

101-year old Edna Morris.

She shifted to Ravenswood in 2005 to be near her daughter who lived at South Yunderup.

Edna said she loved her food as she tucked into a birthday cake ordered from the new Singleton Village Bakery.

Bakery owners Simone and Richard refused to accept payment for the cake when they realised the birthday she was celebrating.

Edna has five grandchildren and eight grandchildren.

Her son-in-law David said she was still a pretty sharp card player and loved to move the furniture around her home.